Elestial quartz is a crystal etched with various layers of smaller crystals on its surface. It's a high-vibration crystal that can help you access higher spiritual realms and forge a strong connection to your spiritual guide. Elestial quartz is a great stone to work with if you're actively pursuing spiritual enlightenment.
Dig deeper into the properties and history of this energetic crystal.
The Physical Properties of Elestial Quartz
Elestial quartz refers to a clear or cloudy white quartz type with a hexagonal structure. It is characterized with one main crystal point and several smaller ones embedded around the main point, each having different widths and heights.
The way the crystals are formed on one base parallel to each other is what reminds us of towers and turrets. Elestial quartz is a silicon dioxide (SiO2) mineral with a Mohs hardness of 8 and a vitreous luster.
Quartz with multiple triangular or pyramidal terminations is called alligator quartz because of its resemblance to the scales on the back of an alligator or crocodile.
The History of Elestial Quartz
The unusual shape of this crystal (small crystals around the body arranged in a step-and-repeat pattern) is a result of the unstable conditions during its crystallization process. This is common in macrocrystalline quartz and smoky quartz. It happens rarely in citrine and amethyst crystals.
Elestial quartz grows in vugs or pockets in granitic pegmatites. Sometimes, it is found together with rare pegmatite minerals like lepidolite and amblygonite, or with rare pegmatite gems like aquamarine, tourmaline, and kunzite.
Quartz crystals have been used as a material for ornaments and religious objects for many years. In the medieval times, quartz crystals were polished into spheres for scrying and divination. Some cultures would use the crystal to interpret current events and to diagnose and heal diseases.
The Lore of Elestial Quartz
This quartz type is called ˜elestial' (meaning ˜crystal of the angels') because the crystal is believed to hold the energies of the angels and has the power to connect a person to the divine realm.
As a birthstone, elestial crystal is associated with all astrological signs as well as zodiac signs namely Capricorn, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.
The Metaphysical Properties of Elestial Quartz
Elestial quartz is also called ˜Lightbrary' (a portmanteau of ˜light' and ˜library'); an information-bearing stone that assists a person in accessing the Akashic Records.
In Theosophy, the Akashic Records store all the words, deeds, and thoughts in the past, present, and future of every human being. Access to this ˜cosmic computer system' may grant one heightened awareness and wisdom that results in an evolution to a higher self.
Theosophists say that one way you can open the doors to incredible insight is to meditate with elestial quartz. As you enter a relaxed state, your consciousness will be drawn from the crystal and into the records of information you wish to gain. International Akashic Records reader Ashley Wood says that some of the pieces of information you can get when connecting to the Akashic Records are:
The time your soul was created Details about your past life Information on your present circumstances Revelations about your future
This crystal is also believed to facilitate physical healing. Physical ailments are likely a result of disharmony of energies in the body. To stimulate healing, quartz crystals remove negative energies, alleviate pain, and cleanse the organs. They're also used as generators because of their high vibration.
Elestial quartz is associated with the heart chakra, although they're used to promote balance in all seven chakras.
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